Breastfeeding Policies and Positions

Professional Organizations

U.S. Government Agencies

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Breastfeeding information includes guidelines & recommendations such as The CDC Guide To Breastfeeding Interventions, data & statistics, research, national policies & positions, frequently-asked questions, resources & publications and more.
  • The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding: This Call to Action describes specific steps people can take to participate in a society-wide approach to support mothers and babies who are breastfeeding. This approach will increase the public health impact of everyone's efforts, reduce inequities in the quality of health care that mothers and babies receive, and improve the support that families receive in employment and community settings.
  • USDA Food and Nutrition Service: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for women, Infants, and Children provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, nutrition education and breastfeeding support.